Macrolepiota procera (Grote parasolzwam (BE) / Parasol mushroom (EN) / Parasol (DE) / Lépiote élevée (FR)) is a fungus in the Agaricaceae family. For more info on the species - see yesterdays image. In this image you can see the fleshy, movable "annulus" (ring) around the stipe. The annulus represents the remaining part of the partial veil, after it has ruptured to expose the gills (when the cap opens). The snakeskin-like pattern on the stipe, a distinctive feature for this species, can be seen underneath the annulus here but is most clear at the lower parts of the spike.
Image: Kalmthout (BE) - 01/10/2010
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